The Reason You Hate Fat People Isn’t Because You Care About Their Health

Unsplash — Siora Photography Fat people simply existing in this world does not mean they are advocating or promoting anything; let’s start there This problem goes beyond Lizzo.  This is a problem of how fat-shaming, body-shaming, and faux-health concern are rooted in our culture. One of the core issues here is automatically equating thinness to health. […]

Beauty and the Blackfishing

Isabell Winter — Unsplash They say imitation is the highest form of flattery. That’s a bold-faced lie. A few days ago, I saw a bunch of people posting a picture of some random woman on Twitter, saying she was doing blackface. Before you open images on Twitter, you only see the top half. So all I saw […]

Am I Ugly Because I’m Black or Am I Just Ugly?

Nowshad Arefin — Unsplash “Nose job” “las vegas plastic surgeon” “Black nose job” “Nose job cost” “How old do you have to be to get a nose job” “African American nose job” “Ethnic rhinoplasty”   With tears streaming down my face, I hastily typed those phrases into Google. It was a couple of days before my […]